Wednesday, September 2, 2009

a "lake" memory

This card is for the the Stampin Sisters in Christ #2 challenge. It was to a make a card for your husband/significant other (or, if you are not married or dating, a loved one of your choice that you would like to show your appreciation to) to show them how much you love them AND give it to them.

My husband will like this card - when we were dating (umpteen thousand years ago), he took me with him out on a lake in a friends cute little boat. So romantic - he fished and I was stretched out all comfy reading - like out of a movie. It really was! He promised that he would always take me with him!

Well, I'm sure you ladies that have been married for some time already know where I'm going here.....he never took me with him again.
Oh! he took me fishing, left me on the beach! ... while he waded down the river away from me to fish....so when I got lonely...what he didnt know is that I am an excellent floater.... I just got in that river and floated all the way to him! He was so surprised to see me coming - only problem was that the current in the center of the river was faster than I thought and he didn't stop fishing to catch me as I went "floating"by and I couldnt swim because I had "romantically" floated on my back with sodas for us both on my stomach! thought I could turn myself around and just float back to him but couldn't - Hey, it didnt take long when I realized how fast the current was... to ditch those sodas and swim to the bank. As I now stormed through the woods, walking back to where it all began...I pass my husband, the bank I'm on is about 40' higher than where he is and he's still happily fishin and he looks up, big smile and waves to me! oh man....believe me - I didnt wave back :)....

After all these years, we really do laugh together about that day ....last time I even went fishing with him. Trust me, I didn't miss it one bit....

Stamps: Gina K's Eclectic Sumer, Signs of Autumn and Inspiration Mosaic
Paper: SU's pumpkin, night of navy, white
Ink: SU's pumpkin, night of navy, hunter green, cameo coral, creamy caramel, really rust and Vivid's Inky Blue
Technique: pad to paper, watercoloring with ink pads

The inside of the card says : I Love You Forever

and that is true! I can't imagine my life without him.....
Have a beautiful day LOL

20 comments:

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I'm stunned by this card. It's beyond beautiful!

redwasher1 said...

Linda, this is one of the most beautiful cards I have seen!!! I loved the story, you had me laughing just reminding me of some of my times with dh, if you know what I mean, there are always a few! Right?

Kristine said...

This is breathtakingly GORGEOUS!! Love the fabulous scene you created here =0) OH, even MY hubby would absolutely love this! He loves to fish and hunt... and although I've tried each of those at least once, it's not for me! LOL. I'm sure he wishes we could do those things together. I would gladly sit on the beach and crochet or read etc. LOL

Thanks so much for playing in our challenge this week! =0) Have a lovely day!

Gina said...

This is beautiful and I love the story! It made me smile and gave me a good laugh too!

Patti said...

What a hoot! Love the fishin story almost as much as I love your card! LOL!

craftieodamae said...

This story is priceless! I already loved your card, but after reading the story even more so!

Scrapping Julie said...

Hi Linda! welcome to Designing DIVAS. I checked out your blog, you are very talented i look forward to getting to know you!

Sara said...

WOW, that is an amazingly beautiful card!!! I so love the story, totally reminds me of my husband!

Vicki said...

Linda, this image is so beautiful! And what a great story! You always make me smile! God bless you!

craft_princess said...

Beautiful card and wonderfully entertaining story! Thanks for sharing! :)

Susan said...

Love the card. Thanks for the laugh!I can picture the scene in my head.You two are funny.

Cindy said...

Linda, you created such beautiful imagery with your card. It is breath taking. Cute story too. By the way you and I have the same blog background. Creative minds think alike I guess.

Charlene said...

that's a beautiful card and that is a cute story! Thanks for sharing :)

Kay Wallace said...

Not sure which I like more--your cards or your stories! Both are engaging! Thanks for doing what you do and encouraging the rest of us!

Melanie said...

fabulous card, the story is just as good! have a great day!!

Martha said...

wow, you did amazing!

Jennie said...

Love the card Linda...beautiful scene you created. I can just picture it in my head with your dh not worried a bit! Oh...there she goes :o) With that big ole' grin! Loved this story...my dh was asking what are you laughing at? I told him and he did too. Thanks for sharing that story...so sweet! Your dh will enjoy the memory again when you give him the card :o)

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Linda,
What a wonderful card and a beautiful memory to go with it. Thank you for sharing it.
Hugs,
Fiona x

Kirstin said...

Your story made me laugh out loud!! Your card is absolutely stunning!! I have that set and haven't used that stamp yet but WOW - if I could only do something half as nice as yours is I'd be proud!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh, I love your story, Linda! Thanks for sharing that. I'm still smiling!

And gosh you're card is the best I've seen using that stamp set. Simply stunning!

Thanks for playing in our challenge at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. We hope you'll join us again!

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